Use of radiography in small animal practice

Author(s): Dr Richard Ewers

Hospital: University of Nottingham

Reference: RAD Magazine, 46, 545, 15-16


Virtually every small animal practice in the UK owns an x-ray machine and processor, and these are used on most days, with busier clinics undertaking several examinations daily. Despite the introduction of ultrasound machines into many practices, and more recently CT and MRI units into larger clinics, radiography is still by far the most commonly used modality in small animal workups. Although diagnostic imaging technology in veterinary practice tends to lag behind the human medical world, the digital revolution has taken the veterinary world by storm and most radiography is now in this format.

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